What is that? Brevity is the soul of wit?
Or are you hoping that I’ll manage to find something in that post that you can’t, in order to rescue your foolish comments?
Here’s my post 268:
“I have to give you credit for acknowledging Karl Marx as a fellow traveller in the neo-yankee hate fest against the South. You all ought to consider inducting him as an honorary member in the Bloody Shirt Society.”
And this is what you say you see in that:
“you pretend that because Marx said something means it must be wrong”
You lack reading comprehension. There is nothing in my post that says anything like that. I don’t use the Genetic Fallacy in my arguments.
In fact I never said one way or the other what I thought about Marx’s theory that the South was planning to invade Yankeedom, I just pointed out that you repeat it and admit you believe it.
But in fact it was a stupid theory. Lincoln didn’t explain his call up of 75,000 troops on the theory that the Confederacy was about to launch a war of conquest. He did it because his intention was to force the 7 seceding states of the Deep South back into the Union. For all their faults the Lincolnistas weren’t stupid. It takes clueless Karl Marx or some dimwitted modern neo-yankee to swallow the Confederates Are Going to Invade malarky.
When I fault Marx for saying stupid things I do so because they are inherently stupid, not because he said them. Your problem is one of being no brighter than the oafish First Comrade and repeating the baloney he wrote 150 years ago.
Lincoln’s call for 75,000 soldiers came after the pretended confederacy called for 100,000.
Any specious argument you put forward about Lincoln’s plan to put down the insurrection is doubled and redoubled when applied against the pretended confederacy and its plan to further the insurrection by military force.
All for slavery, legalized theft, legalized kidnapping and legalized rape. The southern gentlemen must be so proud.